Hi all. Came across this forum and really found a lot of useful knowledge.
I've included my pool specifics in my sig, but here they are as well since this is my first post.
Installed June 2012 Aqua Leader 24ft Round AG Influence w/54 inch walls 13,500 gallons
Cartridge Filter 100SF, 1.5HP
Aqua Plus Smarte System - Going BBB
I am totally a newbie when it comes to pools, didn't do too much research before hand, so now I'm diving in. The Aqua Plus Smarte System was installed, but reading a lot of the info here it looks like I may go the BBB route. I'll have to admit that so far, I haven't put anything in the pool, just have the aqua smarte plus Mizer Max pac (repleaces the BAC PAC) installed and the Mineral Activator. The mineral activator is supposed to last for 6 months and the Mizer Pacs between 2-3 weeks. I've kept the setting on 3 so far and my water is really clear. I've tested using some strips and the clorine level looks good. (I've seen most have recommended a good test kit)
If I go with BBB should I remove the mineral pac? I was debating on just using the Mizer Max Pacs for this season as they last 2-3 weeks and I'll need about 5-6 to get me through this year (upstate NY), but if I decide to switch to BBB will I have a problem once running the Mineral Pac for one season? The Mizer MaX pacs are strictly chlorine, my Brother in law has a similar system and he remove the chlorine pac, cut it in half and filled it with chlorine tabs and sealed it back up with rubber electrical tape and changes that about once a month and is good. I could do something similar...
I also have a solar cover. This is an above ground with no deck yet. I'm going to put one in next year. What would be the best way to remove the cover and store easily? I've seen the reels for rolling it up, not sure what others recommend.
That's enough for now, between being crazy busy at work and tons of landscaping to do around the pool/yard I'm trying to learn as much as I can.